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SF 3562

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/17/2020 11:21am

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to energy; establishing a net zero emissions project; requiring a report;
appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin PRAIRIE ISLAND NET ZERO PROJECT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program established. new text end

new text begin The Prairie Island Net Zero Project is established
with the goal of the Prairie Island Indian Community developing an energy system that
results in net zero emissions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Grant. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of commerce must enter into a grant contract with
the Prairie Island Indian Community to provide the amount appropriated under section 2 to
stimulate research, development, provide public education, and implementation of renewable
energy projects benefiting the Prairie Island Indian Community or its members. Any
examination conducted by the commissioner of commerce to determine the sufficiency of
the financial stability and capacity of the Prairie Island Indian Community to carry out the
purposes of this grant is limited to the Community Services Department of the Prairie Island
Indian Community.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Plan; report. new text end

new text begin (a) The Prairie Island Indian Community must file a
comprehensive project plan with the commissioner of commerce and the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over energy policy no later than July 1, 2021, describing the
Prairie Island Net Zero Project elements and implementation strategy, including the total
cost and timelines for project completion.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Prairie Island Indian Community must file a report with the commissioner of
commerce and the legislative committees with jurisdiction over energy policy on July 1,
2022, and each July 1 thereafter until the project is complete, describing the progress made
in implementing the project and the uses of expended funds. A final report must be completed
within 90 days of the date the project is complete.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; UNSPENT FUNDS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, paragraph (j),
$46,200,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the renewable development account
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to the commissioner of commerce
for a grant to the Prairie Island Indian Community to establish the Net Zero Project under
section 1. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until the date specified in paragraph
(b).
new text end

new text begin (b) No later than 30 days after the final report under section 1, subdivision 3, is submitted,
the Prairie Island Indian Community must return any unspent funds from the appropriation
under paragraph (a) to the commissioner of management and budget. The commissioner of
management and budget must deposit the unspent funds received in the renewable
development account under Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1.
new text end